FAQs

Frequently Asked/Answered Questions

Managing Your Pond

Having your own pond full of fish can bring lots of enjoyment. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about managing fish ponds.

If You Encounter a Bear

A sitting bear Seeing a black bear can be an exciting, and for some people, a nerve-wracking event. These recommendations are meant to be general and cover the basic types of human-bear interactions that can occur. Encounters vary greatly, and all situations are different.

Black bears are large, strong wild animals that should be treated with respect and appreciated from a distance to ensure your safety as well as the bear’s.

Wildlife Action Plan FAQs

Check out these FAQs to learn more about a Wildlife Action Plan

What does Congress require in a Wildlife Action Plan?

Fishing Tournaments FAQs

Woman holding fish

Whether you’re organizing a fishing tournament or want to find one, here are the answers to many of the questions asked about fishing tournaments.

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia FAQs

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) is a deadly fish virus, first discovered in the Great Lakes. Vermont has adopted regulations to prevent the introduction of VHS to our waters.

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